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Smithsonian Libraries Launches Museum in a Box Project | INFOdocket

From the Smithsonian Libraries “Unbound” Blog: Museum in a Box  (MiaB) is the newest project that is allowing the Smithsonian Libraries to bring their artifacts and images into the hands of young students all around the nation. 

      

ALA's American Dream Literacy Initiative | INFOdocket

A newly released American Library Association (ALA) report marks the 10th anniversary of the American Dream Literacy Initiative and celebrates the many ways that participating public libraries have transformed lives.

      

UT Library Workers Told to Remove LGBTQ Buttons, Displays | INFOdocket

Library workers in Utah were asked to stop wearing buttons which offered to recommend LBGTQ materials this June, according to a local news outlet.

      

Who Is the Average Canadian Ebook Reader? | INFOdocket

Booknet Canada surveyed 500 Canadians over the age of 18 who read digital books about their format preferences, book buying, price points, channels, and more. See INFOdocket for an infographic and link to a video presentation on the findings.

      

NYC Libraries Offer Free Digital Culture Pass | INFOdocket

A new program being launched today by New York City’s three major library systems will give cardholders free admission to 33 museums and other institutions. Culture Pass, designed to encourage underserved communities to take advantage of the city’s cultural bounty, will let users reserve passes once a year.

Read more at LJ's INFOdocket.

      

CLIR Grants, Privacy & Social Media, NEA News, & more | eReviews News Roundup

LJ’s InfoDocket (InfoDocket.com) regularly highlights news that will be of use to reference staff in academic and public libraries. Below are a few of the news items and resources recently featured on the site.

      

Media Literacy E-Resources | Reference 2018

These free resources make combating fake news and identifying misinformation easier than ever.

      

A Coalition of 60 Organizations Sends Letter to Attorney General Re: Justice Department’s Demand for Protest Website Data

Note: AALL and ALA are two of the organizations who signed the letter linked to below.  From OpentheGovernment: Today, a broad coalition of over 60 public interest organizations sent a letter to the Attorney General expressing concern over the Justice Department’s demand for information associated with a protest-organizing website. While the Justice Department, in the face of mounting […]

      

Repositories and Preprints: bepress Acquired by Elsevier

Another Elsevier acquisition in the academic content and software space. A list of several other acquisitions is found at the bottom of this post. Firstthe Full Text of the News Release: Elsevier today acquired bepress, a Berkeley, California-based business that helps academic libraries showcase and share their institutions’ research for maximum impact. Founded by three University of California, […]

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